I need a Mic to pick up the CAMERA GUY at DVinfo.net

Go Back   DV Info Net > Canon EOS / MXF / AVCHD / HDV / DV Camera Systems > Canon HDV and DV Camera Systems > Canon XL and GL Series DV Camcorders > Canon GL Series DV Camcorders

Canon GL Series DV Camcorders
Canon GL2, GL1 and PAL versions XM2, XM1.


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old July 5th, 2004, 11:43 PM   #1
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
I need a Mic to pick up the CAMERA GUY

HI GUYS,

I HAVE A GL-2, A DIRECTIONAL SHOTGUN MIC WHICH MOUNTS ONTOP OF THE GL-2, PLUGGED INTO AN XLR ADAPTOR ON MY BELT.

CAN ANYONE RECOMMEND A WAY TO RECORD MY VOICE FROM BEHIND THE CAMERA IF ASKING QUESTIONS DURING A DOCUMENTARY INTERVIEW?

A LAVALIER?
A HEADSET/MIC COMBO?

ANY SUGGESTIONS?

THANKS,
DAN
  Reply With Quote
Old July 5th, 2004, 11:45 PM   #2
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Recommend A Hard Wire Lavalier For Gl-2?

ONE MORE QUESTION... ANY RECOMMENDATIONS ON A GOOD BUT AFFORDABLE HARD-WIRE LAVALIER FOR THE GL-2? (I ALREADY HAVE AN XLR ADAPTOR)

THANKS,
DAN
  Reply With Quote
Old July 5th, 2004, 11:55 PM   #3
Retired DV Info Net Almunus
 
Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: Chicago, IL
Posts: 6,943
Dan,
The camera's internal mic will pick up the camera operator's voice, although it's not common, and rather distracting, to record the questioner during an interview.

You could also use a wired lav.

(Please kill the caps. They're pretty annoying.)
__________________
Lady X Films: A lady with a boring wardrobe...and a global mission.

Hey, you don't have enough stuff!
Buy with confidence from our sponsors. Hand-picked as the best in the business...Really!

See some of my work one frame at a time: www.KenTanaka.com
Ken Tanaka is offline   Reply With Quote
Old July 5th, 2004, 11:58 PM   #4
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
sorry about the caps. thanks for the tips ken. if you would recommend a lavalier, which one might be a good buy?
  Reply With Quote
Old July 6th, 2004, 12:03 AM   #5
Retired DV Info Net Almunus
 
Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: Chicago, IL
Posts: 6,943
For wired lavs I use Sony ECM-55B's. But you'll get quite a selection of recommendations and comments in our audio forum.
__________________
Lady X Films: A lady with a boring wardrobe...and a global mission.

Hey, you don't have enough stuff!
Buy with confidence from our sponsors. Hand-picked as the best in the business...Really!

See some of my work one frame at a time: www.KenTanaka.com
Ken Tanaka is offline   Reply With Quote
Old July 6th, 2004, 06:44 AM   #6
Capt. Quirk
 
Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: Middle of the woods in Georgia
Posts: 3,596
I have found that the only thing the onboard mic will pick up clearly, is my voice. I had to get a shotgun to get the audio I wanted.
__________________
www.SmokeWagonLeather.us
K. Forman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old July 6th, 2004, 09:31 AM   #7
Old Boot
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: London UK
Posts: 3,529
OK OK OK . .I love the onboard mic! . IMHO it is a very good mic for getting L A R G E full sounds . . I've whipped off me Senni stuff, put the mic into ATTenuation mode, left the levels to sort themselves out, result .. very clear BEAUTIFUL audio .. It is not a mic for All Seasons .. well this is true for any mic . . BUT do use a set of hreadphones to keep checking levels . . Then in Post I've all the waves I need . .

Grazie
Graham Bernard is offline   Reply With Quote
Old July 7th, 2004, 11:29 PM   #8
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
thanks guys for the advice. i appreciate it.
i
  Reply With Quote
Old July 14th, 2004, 12:10 PM   #9
Major Player
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Enterprise, AL
Posts: 857
Similar setup advice

OK, Grazie, I need some help and respect your input based on your interchanges here and in the Vegas forum. Others please chime in also, I'm about to spend some serious money and need to make sure I'm not going down the wrong path.

I want to record biographical interviews. I think the GL2 has the image quality to do this like I want as long as I use a carefully planned and executed lighting setup (key, soft fill, backlight and background light). I'm very concerned about the GL2 sound capabilities though. I want to record these older folks ruminations and catch every grunt and inflection. Can a shotgun at 5-8 feet in a quiet setting do that or do I need a lav? I'd really like to record my exchange with them also which might or might not be edited out, so is that a second lav?

Can I do all this on the RCA plug input the GL2 provides or do I really need and XLR adapter for multiple mics? If so, shouldn't I really consider some other camera that already has built-in XLR capability?

And if I do need and XLR adapter for the GL2, what this about the MA-300 not providing balanced input even though it accepts XLR input. I don't get how that works.
Patrick King is offline   Reply
Reply

DV Info Net refers all where-to-buy and where-to-rent questions exclusively to these trusted full line dealers and rental houses...

Professional Video
(800) 833-4801
Portland, OR

B&H Photo Video
(866) 521-7381
New York, NY

Z.G.C.
(973) 335-4460
Mountain Lakes, NJ

Abel Cine Tech
(888) 700-4416
N.Y. NY & L.A. CA

Precision Camera
(800) 677-1023
Austin, TX

DV Info Net also encourages you to support local businesses and buy from an authorized dealer in your neighborhood.
  You are here: DV Info Net > Canon EOS / MXF / AVCHD / HDV / DV Camera Systems > Canon HDV and DV Camera Systems > Canon XL and GL Series DV Camcorders > Canon GL Series DV Camcorders

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

 



Google
 

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 10:02 PM.


DV Info Net -- Real Names, Real People, Real Info!
1998-2017 The Digital Video Information Network